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Contains:  Veil nebula, Lace-work nebula, Filamentary nebula, NGC 6960, The star 52Cyg
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NGC6960 The Witches Broom, 


            Michael Caller
NGC6960 The Witches Broom

NGC6960 The Witches Broom

Technical card

Resolution: 5729x3727

Dates:Nov. 2, 2018

Frames: 36x300" ISO800 bin 1x1

Integration: 3.0 hours

Darks: ~12

Flats: ~30

Bias: ~30

Avg. Moon age: 24.09 days

Avg. Moon phase: 29.97%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 2.00

Temperature: 9.00 job: 2864333

RA center: 20h 45' 38"

DEC center: +30° 44' 34"

Pixel scale: 0.634 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 271.333 degrees

Field radius: 0.601

Locations: DPC, Kent, South East England, United Kingdom

Data source: Traveller


NGC6960 Western Veil Nebula

Still working on this image , trying to bring more detail out , however I did take this image using a un-modified Cannon DSLR camera so may struggle, new ZWO 1600mm CSMOS camera on the way! can't wait.

Date: 02.11.18

Light Frames 36 x 300sec @ 800ISO
Dark Frames 12 x 300sec @ 800ISO
Flat Frames 30 x 1/80th @ 800ISO
BIAS Frames 30 x 1/4000th @ 800ISO

Cannon DLSR 800D
Celestron 8SE SCT 2000mm Focal Length
Celestron Focal Reducer f6.3 (Providing 1260mm Focal Length)
Skywatcher EQ6-R Pro (EQ Mount)
Altair 60mm Guide Scope
Altair GP130M Guide Camrea
QHY Poolmaster Camera (Polar Alighment)

Polar Alighment - Poolmaster
Guiding - PHD2
Imaging - APT Astrophotography
Stacking - DeepSkyStacker (DSS)
Processing - Photoshop CC 2019



Michael Caller
License: None (All rights reserved)


  • NGC6960 The Witches Broom, 


            Michael Caller
  • NGC6960 The Witches Broom, 


            Michael Caller
  • NGC6960 The Witches Broom, 


            Michael Caller
  • Final
    NGC6960 The Witches Broom, 


            Michael Caller


Managed to get more detail

Sky plot

Sky plot


NGC6960 The Witches Broom, 


            Michael Caller